In the Widom-Rowlinson lattice gas, two particle species (A, B) diffuse freely via particle-hole exchange, subject to both on-site exclusion and prohibition of A-B nearest-neighbor pairs. As an athermal system, the overall densities are the only control parameters. As the density increases, a phase transition occurs, leading to ordered states with A- and B-rich domains separated by hole-rich interfaces. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we analyze the effect of imposing a drive on this system, biasing particle moves along one direction. Novel features emerge, including structure factors with kink singularities (best fitted to |q|), maxima at non-vanishing wavevector values, oscillating correlation functions, and ordering into multiple striped domains perpendicular to the drive, with a preferred wavelength depending on density and drive intensity. Interfaces between the domains are statistically rough, in sharp contrast with those in the Katz-Lebowitz-Spohn model, in which the drive suppresses interfacial roughness. Defining an order parameter (to account for the emergence of multistripe states), we map out the phase diagram in the density-drive plane.This work was supported by CNPq and CAPES, Brazil.
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